Quick Notes on the Senate Staff Meeting


Quick notes from the Staff Senate meeting on April 14. Please note that these are not the official minutes of the meeting.

Debbie McLoud – HR Updates

  • Performance evaluations are currently being finalized.
  • Salary increases for base salary and merit payments are planned pending Board approval. The next board meeting will be on May 25.
  • Health insurance premiums will increase. There will be no changes to our dental insurance or health plan.
  • Human Resources is launching a study on compensation and classification. This will be led by Debbie McLoud. The goal is to implement a comprehensive campus-wide compensation plan.
  • If approved, all positions will be unclassified by 2023.

Gary Smith – Parking and Transit Updates

  • Yield markings for Garland and Harmon parking lots are planned for the summer.
  • Please note that lots will need to be released for the Garth Brooks concert on April 23.
  • There will be a 3 percent increase for parking permits next year.

Treasurer’s report

  • Outstanding Team Award – There were seven nominations.
  • Arkansas Teacher Core is the Outstanding Team winner.


  • The nominations survey was sent out via Newswire. Please name those who you think would do a great job serving on the Staff Senate.
  • The elections will begin on April 24.

Employee of the Quarter and Employee of the Year

  • There were 11 candidates for third quarter employee.

Special events

  • The Staff Senate Picnic is on May 19. Installation is May 18 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • There will be a trade fair. If you have any questions, please contact Jen Boyer.
  • Staff Senate Celebration is April 26 at 1:30 p.m.

Child care support committee

  • The survey data will be analyzed at the beginning of the week. There were 220 responses.

President’s Updates:

  • The search for the Chancellor continues.
  • About 100 people joined the Staff Senate Forum.
  • The officers met Chancellor Robinson yesterday. Raises and childcare assistance were discussed.
  • The remote and flexible working group continues to meet. They review the approval process done through Workday.

Around the Senate:

  • The Arkansas Alumni Association’s Working Like a Hog event will take place on April 28.
  • The Chancellor’s Commission panel on women will take place on April 18 and will focus on empowerment through mentoring.
  • Be kind to your Anthony Travel agent and obey all travel rules.
  • Orientation begins May 25.


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